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Fearless cows chase off lions in Indian village

Security cameras were rolling in a village in India when a showdown between lions and a herd of cows ended with an unexpected victory for the bovines.

The footage from the Aug. 13 incident in the village of Rampar, in the Amreli area, shows a pride of lions wandering the streets of the village in search of food.

A fearless cow faces down one of the big cats just before a herd of reinforcements appears and chases the lions down the road.

Mayank Bhatt of Save Asiatic Lions Campaign said lions commonly wander into the village from the nearby Greater Gir forest, and some local cows have become accustomed to the presence of the feline predators.

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